Learn How to Draw a Pistol in 4 Easy Steps

how to draw a pistol

Can I get some love? Knowing how to draw a pistol from a holster is like any other skill when it comes to shooting — it’s perishable. Meaning if you don’t incorporate properly drawing your weapon into your training regimen, you’re giving the tactical shooting advantage to your adversary.Whether it’s drawing your firearm against an […]

Proper Breathing Technique – To Breathe, or Not to Breathe?

proper breathing

Can I get some love? Proper BreathingSomething we’ve all been taught, if we were taught the correct way to shoot, was utilizing the seven fundamentals of shooting. For a refresher on those fundamentals or what we like to call “habits,” check out Chris’ all encompassing article titled “7 Habits of Highly Effective Shooters.” He later […]

Tactical Gear – Too Much of a Good Thing?

tactical gear

Can I get some love? Is it just me, or do you sometimes lie awake at night wondering how much equipment is too much on your kit? I know some of you out there are saying, “I can’t believe this guy is actually writing about something so insignificant!” And I can understand why some of you […]

Navy SEAL Firearms: My Top 5 Favorite Weapons

Navy SEAL firearms

Can I get some love? I recently posted a list of my Top Five Must Have Weapons Systems for Navy SEALs. I came up with that list when my good friend and bestselling author of Target America, Scott McEwen asked me for my top five weapons. Since I’m a believer that we are the weapons […]

Pinpoint Shooting Accuracy or Lightning-Fast Speed?

shooting accuracy vs speed

Yes! As the name implies, here at Center Mass Group we teach our students to quickly find the biggest target available at that moment, set their sights on the center of it and fire for effect. But with that we also need to constantly remind our shooters, “You can’t miss fast enough.” That means for instance that if you decide you’re going to slap the trigger like it owes you money because it’s faster; you’re going to (quickly) throw your rounds all around the guy shooting at you, hoping that he doesn’t have the discipline to slowly press back on his trigger with you in his sights. Let’s see…if I slap the trigger fast 10 times, 1 round is bound to hit him!

How to Win a Gunfight

how to win a gunfight

Here’s an old FBI training video from the 60’s. It’s about 14 minutes long and talks about training techniques as well as using cover and the effects of ricochets. It’s interesting to see what techniques were used back then and what ones still apply today.

How to Effectively Teach Gun Safety for Kids

Gun Safety for Kids

In the United States on the second Sunday in June we observe Children’s Day, a special day where we focus on improving their health and safety. This special day for kids predates both Mother’s and Father’s Day with celebrations in America dating from the 1860s and earlier. So in honor of this special day, I wanted to talk about something I take very seriously and that is firearm safety.

Firearms Safety – A Tactic You Can’t Live Without

firearms safety as a tactic

One of the sayings you learn as Navy SEAL is, “If you aint cheatin, you ain’t tryin.” It means that most rules tend to be limiting and if you want to win, you need to learn how to “bend the rules.” But the key here is that I said most rules, not all. Some rules are mandatory no matter how high-speed you are and those rules are the ones written in blood.

Improve Your Grip Strength = Improve Your Shooting

Grip Strength

I’ve been shooting for the majority of my life and one thing I’ve heard everywhere I go is the importance of trigger control. It’s a delicate control…Don’t Pull it! You need to Press it…No…it needs to be constant Pressure…No, No, No…You need to Caress it and whisper sweet nothings to it so it will move straight to the rear.

How to Shoot with Both Eyes Open

SHOOT WITH BOTH EYES OPEN

One of the most important skills to learn for any “non-range” shooting situation is how to shoot with both eyes open. You want to take in as much visual information as possible. If you look like Cyclops when you shoot, these simple drills will having you quickly seeing just one sight post while also seeing the whole battlefield.